Thermal scanners up at Penang airport

Thermal scanners up at Penang airport

GEORGE TOWN, Penang - Thermal scanners have been installed at the Penang Internation­al Airport since Aug 4 to check the body temperature of arriving air travellers.

Health personnel were seen observing monitors linked to the scanners, which were set up by the state Health Department at the arrival hall.

There were also notices to inform passengers that their body temperatures were being scanned.

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